Almost two years ago, Kim Kardashian West's life was changed after she was traumatically robbed at gunpoint by five burglars in Paris. The thieves stole $10 million in jewelry, but in the aftermath, Kardashian was left to grapple with emotional scars—which led her to avoid Paris altogether. That is, until this Thursday.
Kardashian returned to Paris Fashion Week for Virgil Abloh's spring/summer 2019 debut menswear collection for Louis Vuitton, and it marked the first time she stepped foot in the city since being robbed. Needless to say, it was emotional, and not just for Kim.
She had her sister Kylie Jenner and husband Kanye West by her side. As the show wrapped up, Kanye and Virgil embraced each other on the runway, and tears were involved.
As for Kim, she seemed confident and calm, though she traveled safely with a group of security personnel, a show guest relayed to People.
“There were guards around her but not a huge contingent,” the guest said. “It was almost normal but there was some tension you could feel.”
It's no secret why. Kim's robbery happened right after she attended a Balenciaga runway show in 2016, so it's no wonder she took extra precaution this time around.
"I took a tragic horrific experience and did not let it diminish me, rather grew and evolved and allowed the experience to teach me," she said of the robbery last year. "I can say I've become so much better because of it."
After everything happened, Kim took a brief hiatus from the spotlight, but spoke about the experience on her show Keeping Up with the Kardashians to shed light on exactly what happened.
"He grabbed my legs—I had no clothes on under there—and he pulled me towards him at the front of the bed and I thought, 'OK, this is the moment he's going to rape me,'" she recalled. "I fully mentally prepped myself and he didn't. He duct taped my legs together and then they had the gun up to me, I knew that was the moment they were totally going to shoot me in the head."
The intruders thankfully didn't physically harm Kardashian, but they did take her jewelry, though that wasn't something that concerned her. "It's all replaceable," she told her sisters on the show. "None of it matters."
It's good to see Kim back in Paris once again.